Member of staff racially abused at Scarborough filling station

The incident occurred at around 4pm on TuesdayJanuary15
The incident occurred at around 4pm on TuesdayJanuary15

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a member of staff was racially abused at a filling station in Scarborough.

The incident occurred at around 4pm on Tuesday January 15 at the Musham Bank filling station, Seamer Road when a man was challenged as he attempted to leave the location without paying for fuel.

When a member of staff challenged the man it is reported he verbally abused them.

The suspect is described as a white man, of medium build with dark hair which is dark on the top and grey on the back and sides.

He was wearing a light brown corduroy jack and light coloured trousers at the time of the offence. The vehicle he was driving was a Mitsubishi 4×4.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Joel Varey.

You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12190008852.